Ryan C's Wiki Page


Welcome to your personal page! It is here that you will keep track of what you are reading. You will need to click on the EDIT button to make changes and you will need to click on SAVE when you are done. To begin we are going to add book titles, author's and other information to the chart below:

TITLE OF BOOK AUTHOR'S LAST NAME
DATE STARTED
DATE FINISHED
RECOMMEND?
E, JR, C or A
Mixed Up Files Konigsburg
9/1/17
10/20/17
Yes
JR.
Nuts To You
9/5/17
9/27/17
Yes
JR
RIBSY
10/3/17
10/18/7
Yes
E
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
10/26/17
11/14/17
No
A
Diary of a wimpy kid Rodrick Rules
11/20/17
11/26/17
Yes
JR.
Diary of a wimpy kid The Last Straw
11/27/17
11/29/30
Yes
JR.
Diary of a wimpy kid Dog Days
11/30/17
12/5/17
yes
E
Floors
12/6/17
12/11/17
No
A
Jack
12/11/17
1/9/18
kind of
A
Sideways Stories From Wayside School
1/9/18
1/24/18
yes
JR
Goosebumps Monster Blood
1/25/18
2/7/18
sure
JR
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
2/8/18
4/25/18
Maybe
JR
Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets
4/26/18










It is your responsibility to keep this log up-to-date. You fill in any time you start a new book or any time you finish. You must spell the title and author's name correctly and both should be capitalized. Our first entry will be done in class and then you need to add your at-home reading books as needed. When you need more lines, let me know!

September 24, 2017
Dear Ryan,
This week's wiki assignment is to write a letter back to me about the book you are reading at home. You can write about Nuts To You or your next book (remember to put it on the log!). Tell me if you like the book and why or why not. Please give two examples to support your opinion, (examples of sentence starters for your example: "I liked this book because... I also thought that....".) Your letter should be at least 3 complete sentences long. It should include the 5 parts of a friendly letter, date, greeting, body, closing, and your name. You can write more, but that's up to you! Post your letter right below mine. I'm looking forward to reading your letter!
Best Wishes,
Mrs. McGinnity..

September 26, 2017

Dear Mrs. McGinnity..

I like the book Nuts to You because at the beginning Jip was calling wolf and Jed was not listening to him. Then a hawk came down and Jip yelled hawk. The hawk took Jed and flew away. I liked the beginning of the book because I think its funny when you keep secrets. I hope you like the book if you read it.
Love RyanC


October 23, 2017
Dear Ryan,
Hello! I hope your week is off to a great start. This week's assignment is to use the Venn Diagram we made in class and write me a letter that compares and contrasts the book, The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler, with the movie version. (In your letter you can just call it The Mixed Up Files.) You should give an example of one major way they are the same, and one major way they are different. Your final sentence should explain to me which one you liked better and WHY (that means use ,EVIDENCE). Remember, you must include the 5 parts of a friendly letter: date, greeting, body, closing and your name. You must also post your letter right below this one. Proofread too!
I look forward to reading your letter.
Love,
Mrs. McGinnity


October 24, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity, I think the movie version and the book of the Mixed Up files are the same because Claudia and Jamie ran away. I think they are different because in the book Claudia and Jamie road the train to Manhattan and in the movie they road the bus to Manhattan. I liked the movie version of the mixed up files better than the book because the movie showed what was really happening and the book you would have to picture it. That is why I like the movie better then the book.
Love Ryan
They were both really good but I like the movie better.

November 6, 2017
Dear Ryan,
I hope you are enjoying your trip to Florida and that you had a lot of fun with your family. Family time is so important and I know you made terrific memories.

In class we are reading Troublemaker. What do you think is important to know about Clay's character? What is an important character trait that you think describes him and WHY? What are your predictions for what will happen next to Clay in the story and why do you think that? Your letter should answer the 3 questions above and should include the 5 parts of the friendly letter.

I look forward to reading your letter!

Love, Mrs. McGinnity

November 13, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I think Clay is brave because when he was getting in trouble all the time he did not even care. I think Clay will start doing better in school and won't get sent to the office that much. This is what I think Clay will do at school.
Love Ryan


December 3, 2017

Dear Ryan,

Thank you for your last letter about Troublemaker. Now that you have reached the end of the book I'd like you to think about Clay's character at the beginning of the story and at the end. What important life-lesson do you think Clay learned from his experiences in the story? What did you learn by reading this book? This is sometimes called the author's message or theme. Be sure to answer both questions, even if you think both you and the character learned the same thing. Don't forget all 5 parts of the friendly letter! Post your letter below mine.

Love,

Mrs. McGinnity
p.s. I think you should choose a different book for your next at-home reading book... that is, not a Diary of a Wimpy Kid book.
December 4, 2017
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,

I think that Clay learned to be more careful at school and not get in trouble all the time. I learned that Hank and the Miller brothers went out in the middle of the night smashing pumpkins, and asked Clay to join them and Clay said "no." I learned that Hank was the one that ruined Clays drawing. I learned a lot from the story about Clay and was really interested in what was going on.
Love, Ryan.

January 16, 2018
Happy New Year!
For your first wiki letter of the new year, please make sure your book log is up-to-date. You should be reading a good fit chapter book 20 minutes each night.
Next, we are working on monitoring our comprehension as we read to make sure we really understand what we are reading. Think about your at-home reading book. Answer two of the monitoring questions about your book in your friendly letter back to me. Make sure you include all 5 parts of a friendly letter.
Love,
Mrs. McGinnity

Monitoring for Comprehension Questions (pick 2)
1. What is happening in the story?
2. What is happening to the characters?
3. Is the character changing?
4. What do I think will happen next?
5. What is the problem?

January 17, 2018
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
For my at home reading book I am reading Sideways stories from Wayside School, which is about 30 characters who all have issues and go to a school that has thirty floors. The class on the thirtieth floor used to be taught by Mrs. Gorf, but she got fired because she kept turning all the children into apples. So then Mrs. Jewls took over and she was terribly nice. That was what happened at the beginning of the story, so if you want to read the book I recommend that to you.
Love, Ryan C

February 5, 2018
Dear Ryan,
We have been working on cause and effect in reading. Cause is the reason something happens and effect is the result, what actually does happen due to the cause. We sometimes call it reason & result.
Think about your at-home reading book. Identify an important example of cause and effect. It should be important because it some how impacts the character or the story's plot. Think of it this way, if it DIDN'T happen, the action or the story would be completely different. EXPLAIN why this cause and effect example is important to the narrative.
I look forward to reading your letter!
Love, Mrs. McGinnity

February 6, 2018
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
The book I am reading is Goosebumps Monster Blood. It is just one of the Goosebumps books. They are all scary books. In the book the main character is Evan and he has to stay with his Aunt Kathryn for a couple weeks. He went to a store and bought a can of monster blood and his dog Trigger ate some of it. The next day Trigger had doubled his size and grew bigger. You will have to read the book to find out what happens.
Love, Ryan Connor


MAKE SURE YOUR BOOK LOG IS UP-TO-DATE
3-5-18
Dear Ryan,
As we saw in class, when we read we can learn from and teach our characters. This week here is what you need to do: Introduce me to your main character and tell me two or three important character traits. (one sentence.) Then tell me about a time when your main character interacted with another character in the story (this should only be about one sentence.) Finally you can decide to share with me the advice you would want to give your character OR you can tell me what you learned from your character's behavior. I look forward to understanding what you INFERRED from your character's behavior.
Love,
Mrs. McGinnity
3-6-18
Dear Mrs. McGinnity
The book I am reading is Harry Potter and The Scorceres Stone. In the book the main character is Harry Potter. Harry has spent most of his life as an orphan. On Harry's 11th birthday he found out he was a wizard and attended Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. Harry is brave and loyal to his friends. One time in the book Harry and his friend Ron used their wits to save their friend Hermione from a troll. Harry has taught me how to be brave and how to be a loyal friend. I'm still in the middle of the book so I still have more to learn.
Love, Ryan

May 7,2018
Dear Ryan,
Please use your Storyworks magazine and choose a side about our recent discussion on texting and walking. Should it be banned? Make sure you have three reasons to support your opinion. Your letter is due Friday.
Love Mrs. McGinnity (p.s. sorry the picture is sideways! I saved it vertically and it keeps putting it like this on the sight!)

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May 9, 2018
Dear Mrs. McGinnity,
I think texting while walking should be banned because then you can look what's around you and not get hit by a car. Also, you can get lost and not know where you are heading. Finally, you could cause injury to others because you are distracted. Those are the reasons why I think texting and walking should be banned. Love, Ryan

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